Although Michigan State’s undefeated season has come to an end due to Purdue, there is no arguing that Walker has set his place among the top running backs in the class of 2022. In the loss, Walker still managed to rush for over 130 yards and a touchdown off of 22 carries.
Through nine weeks, Walker has 1,330 rushing yards with 15 rushing touchdowns to go along with a receiving touchdown. The most impressive part of his stat line is his 6.8 yard per carry average, off of 198 carries on the season so far.
Last week, we touched on what Walker could mean for the Dolphins if the team could snag the 5-foot-10 running back from Tennessee. With his continued dominance, it would be difficult to imagine any other back going off the board prior to Walker.
In eight games this season, the Miami Dolphins have four rushing touchdowns, last week, Michigan State's Kenneth Walker III scored five on his own.
Against the Houston Texans, running back Myles Gaskin led the way with 20 carries and a touchdown, however, his abysmal 1.7 yards per carry led to a total of 34 rushing yards. Although as a wideout, Gaskin caught all six of his targets for another 23 yards.
The lack of a run game has not only hurt the offense by making them so one-dimensional but it’s also led to an inability to chew the clock late in close games. It helped cost the team the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London.
Walker would bring in a run-first mentally and would be able to fight for those short yards. He would not only give the team an elite young option, but it would give them a perfect short-yardage and goal-line running back.